Above: The Palladian “Villa Sandi” which sits at the center of the estate’s grounds and serves as its symbol.

Earlier this month, Villa Sandi and its owner Giancarlo Moretti Polegato were named a “post-war business leader” by the Veneto Chamber of Commerce.

According to a statement issued by the chamber, the estate, a producer of Prosecco DOCG, was chosen because of its role in rebuilding the Veneto region’s economy in the post-war era.

Today, Veneto is one of Italy’s most prosperous regions. But in the years following the Second World War, it faced extreme challenges in restoring its economy and infrastructure. Because of its location and geography, some of the war’s fiercest battles were fought there. In the aftermath of the conflict, the population was subject to widespread shortages and economic hurdles.

“Villa Sandi has always worked to protect the environment in everything it does,” wrote the authors of the chamber’s statement, “from vineyard to the wine shop shelf. Part of the electricity consumed by Villa Sandi has always been generated by a hydroelectric power plant located on the grounds of the estate. The winery took another important step to protect the environment when it installed solar panels during the summer of 2012, still in use today. Villa Sandi works in close collaboration with the Conegliano Institute for Experimental Viticulture (part of the Padua University system) to monitor all phases of the vine’s vegetative cycle.”

CAMPAGNA FINANZIATA AI SENSI DEL REG. UE N. 1308/2013
CAMPAIGN FINANCED ACCORDING TO EU REG. N. 1308/2013

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